Carta Studio

About Carta Studio

Carta is about the preciousness of the natural world around us. My creations are bold, colorful, and fresh interpretations of the natural world and our connection to it. 

Silver, brass, bright colors and semi-precious stones form abstract representations of topographic maps. Contours from land and water are used to create a stunning collection of handmade jewelry and home goods.

I seek to satisfy collectors that are driven by wanderlust and provide them with objects that evoke that eternal hunger for marvel.

About the Artist

Once a Milwaukee, WI native, Cory O’Brien Borkowski is a contemporary visual artist living in Omaha, NE. Influenced by the natural shapes in topographical maps of mountains and lakes, her art jewelry is a dissection and appropriation of these patterns to highlight the preciousness of the world around us.  

Cory's work utilizes a culmination of techniques that span across digital fabrication and design, traditional metal fabrication, and industrial processes. She takes the best of all worlds to create a body of work that transforms the perspective of what traditional jewelry should be. 


Cory O’Brien Borkowski graduated with her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Jewelry and Metals with a certificate in Digital Fabrication and Design from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Borkowski has worked as a goldsmith for 8 years, taught community art classes for UW-Milwaukee, taught private visual art lessons, given art lectures, and curated major events. After completing her artist in residency at Var Gallery and Studios, she has curated a scholarship and internship program for emerging artists at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee through her past companies; such as Kessler's Diamonds and Forever Companies. 

Borkowski currently works as an operations coordinator for the University of Nebraska-Omaha in the Division of Learning Centric Initiatives, as well as a freelance writer, and a Goldsmith at the Goldsmith/Silversmith in Omaha, Nebraska. She currently participates in a variety of community art events, collaborative projects and exhibitions.